Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Super-Sized


This is the first of two commissioned quilts that will be super-sized version of quilts I previously made as baby quilts.  A lovely etsy customer was kind enough to say she loved the baby quilts but needed them for twin beds.  Here is a super-sized granny square quilt (my baby quilt was based on Jolene's wonderful tutorial).  I kept it as similar as possible to my original quilt, but in this larger version the these squares began at 4.5 inches cut.  The sashing finishes at 3 inches wide, while border is 6 inches.
I even kept the quilting the same as the original quilt.  I created a flower in each granny square, complete with four leaves at the corners.  The white areas are filled in with a fun loopy design.
I love the two Flea Market Fancy prints I used on the back.  I joined them with a rainbow of leftover squares from the top.
These two Denyse Schmidt prints on the back have a touch of black which works nicely with the black and white grid fabric I used again for the binding.
I finished up just in time to enter this into the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Thanks for visiting, especially if this is your first time! Be sure to check the link party over there for tons of inspiration.
                                                            Amy's Creative Side
Quilt Measurements: 69 x 89
Quilted by: me
Best Category: home machine quilted, bed quilt

Next on my to do list is basting a giant flashdance quilt.

18 comments:

Cindy said...

I love this! The bigger squares work really well. And your flower quilting is beautiful. I have to admit that I am a Flea Market Fancy gal myself. :) Good job!

Krista Lyn said...

excellent! it's totally beautiful and i LOVE how you quilted the flowers and leaves in the centers of the blocks. great work!

krista said...

oops, commented above under the wrong google account, lol. how annoying!

Vicki said...

I love how it turned out! The oversized granny blocks are so pretty.

CitricSugar said...

It's so very pretty! I really enjoy the "giant effect" - it looks like one of Gulliver's kids had a doll and needed a blanket. :-)

I can't WAIT to see giant Flashdance….

Vicki said...

forgot to say I LOVE the quilting. :D

felicity said...

Super cool!

Debbie said...

I love your super version! Very nice!!

a maidenhair fern said...

What a great quilt . . . just in the nick of time! Your quilt is beautiful, simple, clean.

melissa said...

Love the back too! Your quilting looks fantastic!

Kristin said...

Love it! I am historically not a fan of pieced backs, but you make it look so good. The back might be my favorite part!

Marta said...

Really fantastic quilt! From afar the binding looks white, which I LOVE, and then up close I love it even more.

Svetlana said...

gorgeous!!!!

purduepam said...

Love the super size. A great idea to increase the size of the block rather than make more.

Kirsten said...

Really beautiful - love the larger sized Granny squares and your quilting is fabulous!

Carla said...

Yummy quilt, Alex! I love the granny block in any size!

sonia said...

Lovely quilt! I love the quilting!

**nicke... said...

so pretty! the oversized grannies are so great and make for a fast quilt!